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CareTech Solutions Takes Leadership Position on Healthcare Data Security

Thursday, August 12, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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Company Cites Global Data Security Certification Essential for Hospital Clients

TROY, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions (www.caretech.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for more than 150 hospitals in the U.S., has further enhanced its IT data security credentials with another Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) qualification bestowed.

"As the industry continues its move to electronic medical records (EMR), privacy and data security considerations are even more imperative as patient information is shared between providers and payers," said Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions. "Based on our role as the IT department for many hospitals, CareTech Solutions understands this issue first hand. In addition to managing and hosting hospital data from the company's two SAS 70 Type II accredited data centers, we believe it's our duty to also provide our hospital clients with CISSP knowledge and leadership so they can better manage IT security risks and protect the privacy of patients as required by law."

Director of Client Services, Jeff Bell, is the latest CareTech Solutions employee to earn the distinguished credential from the not-for-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2®.  The CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024:2003. CISSP certification is not only an objective measure of excellence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement. Currently, there are fewer than 70,000 CISSPs in the world.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information management services across the entire patient data lifecycle earning it the 2008 and 2009 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive) as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software &  Professional Services report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

SOURCE CareTech Solutions

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